Hill Undergrad Research Fellowships
Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Brian and Gayle Hill of Portland, Oregon, the University of Idaho College of Science is able to offer several fellowships each year.
The fellowships support undergraduate research for students working with faculty in the college. Each award has a scholarship component and a research grant component. Research projects will be conducted over a three-semester period.
Four fellowships are available. Each fellowship will include a research grant of approximately $1,500 and a $950 scholarship award. Fellowship recipients will have the Spring 2016 semester and the 2016-2017 academic year to complete their projects. Shorter time frames are possible upon approval.
Full-time undergraduate students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to submit a grant proposal. Applicants must be performing or planning to perform research with a College of Science faculty member. See application for more details about eligibility.
Check back in Fall 2016 for the next Hill Fellowship application period. Applications have closed for 2015 and winners will be announced soon.
The 2015 batch of fellowship winners (with projects beginning spring semester 2016) are as follows:
- Elijah Benson, Biology (Faculty mentor: Tanya Miura)
“Bound and gagged: effects of tetherin against diverse respiratory viruses”
- Dorothy Catey, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics (Faculty mentor: Bert Baumgaertner and Steve Krone)
“Aggregation effects of helping health workers in an agent-based model”
- Guadalupe Gutierrez, Chemistry (Faculty mentor: Kris Waynant)
“A novel approach to more effective and longer lasting pharmaceuticals”
- Alison LaDuke, Physics, Mathematics (Faculty mentor: Francesca Sammarruca)
“Predictions for the properties of neutron stars in the high-precision era”